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Pacific Alliance, Mercosur Leaders Ink Plan for Closer Ties at Puerto Vallarta Summit

July 26, 2018

The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru wrapped up a presidential summit for the Pacific Alliance this week, agreeing to bring the bloc closer with the neighbouring customs union Mercos... READ MORE


US President, Mexican President-Elect Consider NAFTA Next Steps

July 5, 2018

Mexico’s left-wing presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, won national elections on Sunday 1 July, setting the stage for the Morena Party leader to take office in... READ MORE


NAFTA Officials Indicate Plans for Resuming Talks, One Month After Missing Informal Deadline

June 21, 2018

One month after negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States were unable to meet an informal deadline for modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), talks are reportedly... READ MORE


NAFTA Ministerial Concludes, Negotiators Press to Address Remaining Issues This Week

May 17, 2018

High-level talks last week to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) closed without any major breakthrough in efforts to reach an agreement in principle, with trade ministers pledgi... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Enter Fourth Negotiating Round, Look To Clinch Deal by July

May 17, 2018

The fourth round of negotiations between the Pacific Alliance and its “associate members” kicked off on Saturday 12 May, in Ottawa, Canada and will wrap on Friday 18 May, as officials a... READ MORE


NAFTA Talks at Pivotal Point as Ministers Resume Work in Washington

May 9, 2018

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the US have resumed high-level discussions aimed at bringing talks for updating their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to a successful close, with of... READ MORE


EU, Mexico Reach “Agreement in Principle” to Update Trade Accord

April 26, 2018

The EU and Mexico have finalised an “agreement in principle” to update their 18-year-old trade deal, with the revisions due to increase agricultural market access substantially, along w... READ MORE


NAFTA Ministers Ramp Up Efforts to Clinch Deal Within Weeks

April 26, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) members have undertaken a series of high-level meetings over the past week, in a bid to accelerate and finalise talks to update the 24-year-old trade... READ MORE


NAFTA Countries Weigh Timing for Deal "In Principle"

April 12, 2018

Negotiators working to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are looking at whether they could announce an agreement “in principle” within the coming weeks, though vari... READ MORE


EU Trade Talks with Mexico, Mercosur Press Onward

March 8, 2018

Negotiations to clinch a trade deal and association agreement between the EU and Mercosur are slated to be extended further, though officials say they hope an agreement in principle can be wrapped... READ MORE


NAFTA Countries Close Out Three More Chapters as Political Calendars Tighten Up

March 8, 2018

Trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States finished work on three more chapters of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during their seventh round of talks in Me... READ MORE


Fixing NAFTA’s institutional deficit

March 7, 2018

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides a path for institutional innovation. This post argues that the institutions that were created by NAFTA have either... READ MORE


CPTPP Partners Gear Up for Signing Ceremony, Ratification Process

February 22, 2018

Countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are preparing to gather in Santiago, Chile, in two weeks to sign the updated trade accord, whose text... READ MORE


Trudeau, Freeland Make Case for NAFTA As Trade Negotiators Prepare for Next Round

February 15, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded a trip to the US this past weekend to discuss trade and other areas of cooperation with state and local leaders, touting the potential for an update... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Advance Trade Talks, Eye New Economic Opportunities

February 8, 2018

The second round of the Pacific Alliance’s negotiations with its potential “associate members” wrapped up on Friday 2 February in Gold Coast, Australia, with officials from the co... READ MORE


NAFTA Parties Wrap Up Anti-Corruption Chapter, Acknowledge Continued Divides

February 1, 2018

Ministers from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries said on Monday 29 January that they had essentially wrapped up a chapter on anti-corruption and advanced in various other ne... READ MORE


EU and Mexico say they are 'very close' to new free-trade deal

December 21, 2017

A new free-trade deal between the European Union and Mexico is “very close” to agreement but there are still issues such as agricultural access to hammer out, senior officials from both... READ MORE


EU, Mexico Continue Efforts to Clinch Updated Trade Deal by Year's End

December 7, 2017

The EU and Mexico have concluded a sixth round of talks to update their existing trade accord, reporting advances on a series of negotiating areas and confirming that they will meet again in Brusse... READ MORE


US Trade Rep Outlines Expectations for NAFTA, WTO, EU Ties

September 21, 2017

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Washington audience this week that trade watchers should “expect change, expect new approaches, and expect action” in the current Trump... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Review Trade Deal Options Ahead of November Meet

September 14, 2017

Senior officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations are gearing up for another set of meetings in Japan later this month, aiming to build on their discussions in Australia in late... READ MORE


EFTA and Mexico hold fourth round of negotiations on a review of the EFTA-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

June 13, 2017

During a fourth round of negotiations held from 6 to 9 June 2017 in Mexico City, delegations from the four EFTA States and Mexico continued their negotiations on a review of their Free Trade Agreem... READ MORE


US, Mexico Clinch "Agreement in Principle" On Sugar Trade

June 8, 2017

Economic officials from the US and Mexico announced on Tuesday 6 June that they had reached a draft deal to prevent trade remedies planned by Washington on imported Mexican sugar, capping a prolong... READ MORE


Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation

June 1, 2017

Despite agriculture’s modest contribution to GDP in all three partner countries, agricultural issues will be a thorny aspect of the NAFTA renegotiation—just as they are in other trade a... READ MORE


Streamlining Rules of Origin in NAFTA

June 1, 2017

After promising last year to terminate US participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Donald Trump has opted for renegotiation in several areas, including in the &ld... READ MORE


Trade Balances and the NAFTA Renegotiation

June 1, 2017

The Trump administration’s strategy toward trade agreements in general, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in particular, is fundamentally misplaced for two reasons: (1) its... READ MORE


US Trade Rep Notifies Congress of NAFTA Negotiation Plans

May 24, 2017

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week of the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), kicking off a 90-day period before talk... READ MORE


Malmström: EU, Mexico "Committed" to 2017 Trade Deal

May 11, 2017

The European Union and Mexico are “committed” to finishing talks to revamp their decades-old trade agreement this year, according to the EU’s top trade official. EU Trade Commissi... READ MORE


The Importance of Regulatory Coherence in a World of Global Value Chain

May 4, 2017

Most products today are made globally. The inputs used in their making come from all over the world, which means producers rely on highly integrated and well-functioning supply chains to obtain the... READ MORE


EU Trade Talks with Mexico, Japan Continue, Aiming for Deals in Near-Term

April 13, 2017

Negotiations for both an EU-Mexico trade deal upgrade and a new EU-Japan trade agreement continued last week, with officials in both contexts suggesting that these efforts are progressing steadily.... READ MORE


Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

April 2, 2017

From the hundreds of millions of tortillas consumed every year to the countless tons of corn-enriched feed that fattens livestock and poultry, corn is perhaps Mexico’s most important agricultural comm... READ MORE


A Nod to NAFTA

March 31, 2017

After months of charged rhetoric on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a draft letter to Congress from the Trump administration appears to signal a willingness for constructive engagemen... READ MORE


Can Mexico Retaliate Against US Trade Actions?

February 15, 2017

The debate over imposing a 20 percent border adjustment tax against Mexico has raised a number of questions, but one of the most imponderable is whether and how Mexico might retaliate should such a... READ MORE


EU, Latin American Countries Move to Deepen Trade Ties

February 9, 2017

Efforts on behalf of the EU and Mexico to modernise a sixteen-year old free trade agreement have been ramped up, following a phone call between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Mexican E... READ MORE


Trump is ready to renegotiate NAFTA. Here’s what that might look like

February 9, 2017

Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by deriding NAFTA, the free trade pact between the US, Canada, and Mexico, as a job killer and “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainl... READ MORE


Brazil, Argentina Push for Closer Trade with Mexico in Trump Era

February 7, 2017

The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump's promises to tear apart trade dea... READ MORE


Macri and Bachelet agree on a Mercosur-Pacific Alliance meeting in first half of 2017

December 20, 2016

Argentina and Chile agreed to organize a major Mercosur, Pacific Alliance trade blocks' meeting during the first half of 2017. Last Friday Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and her cabinet were in B... READ MORE


Chile president says Argentina welcome as Pacific Alliance member

December 16, 2016

Chile would welcome Argentina as a member of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, a group of four historically market-friendly Latin American countries, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said during a s... READ MORE


The Future Of The 14 Free Trade Agreements America Has Under Trump

December 7, 2016

There has been much focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and free trade agreements in general, especially in the U.S. during the recent presidential election. With the recently ele... READ MORE


If NAFTA gets the ax under Trump, American workers and consumers would get hurt too

November 29, 2016

Mexico's finance minister José Antonio Meade touted the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement during a trip to the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported Monday. NAFTA is currently... READ MORE


Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump

November 12, 2016

Canada’s ambassador to Washington said Wednesday that Canada is open to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement if that’s what President-elect Donald Trump wants. Ambassador David MacNau... READ MORE


Argentina and Mexico pledge to reach “absolute integration and free trade”

August 1, 2016

Argentina and Mexico agree on the need to reach absolute integration and free trade, as part of the closer bilateral relations confirmed with the visit to Buenos Aires of Mexican head of state Enrique... READ MORE


U.S./Mexico Presidents Pledge More Trade; No Wall

July 25, 2016

President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto outlined a series of trade and commerce efforts, including pushing for approval of the trans-Pacific pact, they said would further ceme... READ MORE


EU, Mexico Begin Talks to Update Economic Agreement

June 23, 2016

Negotiators have held their first round of talks to update a bilateral economic accord between the EU and Mexico, meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 13-14 June.


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Pacific Alliance trade pact aims to build regional value chains

May 3, 2016

The Pacific Alliance free trade agreement eliminates member countries’ tariffs on 92% of imports and exports with the aim of developing regional value chains. The free trade agreement for the regional... READ MORE


Peru FM to attend Pacific Alliance meeting in Mexico

March 5, 2016

The Executive Branch authorized the trip of Peru’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ana Maria Sanchez to Mexico City for the Pacific Alliance meetings on 16-18 March, according to a supreme resolution publish... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance technical groups convene in Colombia

March 2, 2016

The first session of the 23rd round of meetings of technical groups of the Pacific Alliance started on Tuesday featuring government officials of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru gathered in Bogota. Th... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance to grow 3.1% and 4.5% in 2017-18

February 13, 2016

The economic bloc comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru or Pacific Alliance is expected to grow 3.1% and 4.5% in 2017 and 2018, respectively, while imports are set to expand 5.9% and 6.1% in eac... READ MORE


After signing, Peru looks to ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 4, 2016

Peru and 11 other countries including the United States formally signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in New Zealand on Thursday. With 12 member countries whose population of 800 million mak... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance Moving Towards Its Consolidation

July 1, 2015

This piece provides an update on the latest Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance and the commitments made by member Presidents to deepen integration and improve cooperation.



NAFTA at 20: Misleading Charges and Positive Acheivements

April 1, 2014

This Policy Brief analyzes the record of NAFTA in order to clear the air so that the benefits and challenges of trade can be examined objectively. In the last 20 years, trade, investment, and econo... READ MORE


Canada: A leader in the Americas?

February 1, 2014

On February 19, U.S. president Barack Obama, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet in Toluca, Mexico for the 2014 North American Leaders... READ MORE


20 Years of NAFTA: What’s Next for North America?

December 1, 2013

On January 1, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Today, North America is more deeply interconnected than ever before—largely as a result... READ MORE


The New North American Trade Map

November 1, 2013

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The world economy looked quite a bit different in 1993 than it does today—the Int... READ MORE


Latin America "Pivots" to Asia

March 1, 2013

Although the TPP negotiations have received considerable attention, much of it has been focused on the participation of the United States and the interest of the Asian “giants,” particu... READ MORE